Robert Lange

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Born 1980 Gunnison, Colorado


“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” ~ E.B. White


Robert Lange says, “I wish to ignite a sense of joy through paintings that record the inspiring moments that abound. Allowing my imagination to commingle with an accurate representation of the moment, these works are an elevated account of memories, philosophies, and concepts that at first glance may seem familiar but often straddle the line of possible, In the end, I hope to enliven a sense of genuine optimism.”


Robert Lange began painting at a young age but was recognized as a mathematical prodigy and subsequently followed his gift to college. It wasn’t until his second year at Northeastern University, which he attended on a full math scholarship that he decided to follow his passion for art and transfered to Rhode Island School of Design, where he was again awarded a full scholarship but this time for his painting abilities. He was most influenced by teacher and painter Julia Jacquette, who taught him new perspectives leading him to become professional in 2003. That year he both graduated from RISD and opened his first gallery, Robert Lange Studios, in Charleston SC.


He first specialized in realist painting, particularly of people, emphasizing narrative moments. In 2010 he opened his second gallery, RLS Gallery and his work became more surreal, following into the category of hyper-realism or surrealism. His most notable bodies of work Measure (2009) and Go (2010) were nationally recognized and internationally collected. Lange has been featured in numerous magazines, including the cover of American Art Collector and Art Magazine, and in New American Paintings.


2004 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI


Professional Experience:
2007- 2009 Instructor, Redux Art Institute, Charleston, SC
2010 Judge for the Dimensions, National Juried Exhibition, Winston Salem, NC


2016-2004 Annual Solo Shows Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
2013 ArtFields, Lake City, SC

2012 Robert Lange Studios, “Everything Changes” Charleston, SC
2011 Robert Lange Studios, “Fortune” Charleston, SC
2011 Robert Lange Studios, “What We Choose” Charleston, SC
2010 American Heart Association, Charleston SC

2009 Kulture Klash Group Show, Charleston, SC
2008 American Heart Association Featured Artist
2008 Figurative Group Show, Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC
2008 Kulture Klash, 10 Storehouse Row Gallery, Charleston, SC
2006 RLS Upstairs, Charleston SC
2004 Charles II Fine Art, Charleston SC
2003 Woods-Gerry, Providence, RI
2003 Carr House Gallery, Providence, RI
2003 Backstage Gallery, Derry, NH
2002 Red Door Gallery, Providence RI
2002 Backstage Gallery, Derry NH


Collections & Collectors:
Merrill Lynch, Charleston, SC
Marc & Kay Menchel, NASD, Vienna, VA
Fogg, Norfolk Southern, Virginia Beach, VA
Michael & Ingrid Appleby, SLK’s Eagle Software Group, Charleston, SC
Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Hotels, New York, NY
Dolly & Lou Pardi, Washington Group International, New York, NY
Tony Baker, Charleston Battery, Charleston, SC
Senator Claire McKaskill, Missouri
Kevin Costner, CA
Hilary & Timothy Farris, CA
Molly Sims, CA


Publications & Television:
American Art Collector, 2010 – 2014

Fine Art Connoisseur, April 2014

Charleston Style and Design 2014, April 2014 , April 2014
Charleston Magazine, March Issue 2013

Lowcountry Magazine 2013
2011 Art Galleries and Artists of the South Magazine
Charleston Magazine, January Issue 2010
National Geographic Traveler, Fall 2010
AI Quarterly, Fall 2010

Art Segment, Channel 2 TV, November 2010
American Art Collector, 2009
DC Magazine, September Issue
Lowcountry Live TV, November & January 2009
Art Magazine, Sepember 2009 (Cover)
American Art Collector, April 2008 (Cover)
Exhibit C, September 2008 (Cover)
A Place Apart, National Bestseller (Cover)
Lowcountry Live TV, September 2009
New American Paintings, Southern Edition 2007
Where Magazine, Spring 2006
Domain Magazine, Winter 2006
Carolina Arts, Winter 2005



Robert Lange Studios